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Over the past 3 years the Considerate Constructors Scheme has undergone a thorough review.  As a result Considerate Constructors felt that the scheme should be more challenging to the industry but still remain accessible.  The changes will be taking effect from 1st January 2013 and will include a new code of conduct, new checklist and a new scoring and reporting system.



The 2013 Code of Considerate Practice will now be split into five sections:

  • Appearance
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Safety
  • Workforce

 A copy of the 2013 Code of Considerate Practice can be found here.

The monitor’s checklist supports the Code of Considerate Practice and will consist of 5 sections; each section will include 10 questions comprising both open and closed questions.  The first four bold, closed questions are aligned to the four bullet points of the Code of Considerate Practice. The next six non-bold, open questions directly support the bold questions by asking ‘what’ is being done and ‘how’ things are being addressed to meet and exceed the required standards.  The five sections will be scored out of ten points and a total of 50 points can be achieved, a five point score in any one section indicates compliance; half point scoring will no longer be included. 

A copy of the 2013 site monitor checklist can be found here.



Scores awarded reflects the monitor’s opinion on how the site is performing, this is based on what they see at the time of the visit and their discussion with the site manager.  Failure to address all bold compliance questions in a section will be awarded a non-compliant score for that section, regardless of any other positive activities or initiatives undertaken relevant to that section.

A copy of the site scoring system can be found here.


Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM Credits

The scheme has been liaising with the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM to recommend the following changes to their rating system to take into account the new scoring system:


Credits 2012 Score 2013 Score
1 24 25
2 32 35
Innovation (BREEAM) 36 40



Company Registration

Changes will also affect developers that have the company registration; where the Scheme previously had separate Codes of Considerate Practice for sites and companies, the new Code of Considerate Practice applies to both.  The Company Registration Monitor’s Checklist has been changed and this is currently being reviewed. This will be finalised and signed off in the coming weeks, and the final version will be sent to all registered companies as soon as it is available.

A copy of the Company Code of Practice and company scoring system can be found by clicking on the links.

 A flyer has been provided by CCS which gives a summary of the changes and can be found here.

Posted on November 5th, 2012